Civilizational-States: Self-Determination of The Peoples?

by Zoltanous


Many modern day nationalists who claim to oppose liberalism fail to understand that many of their very own views and beliefs are not only rooted in liberalism, but do not deliver the aspirations that they knowingly or unknowingly desire. Some misunderstand the full meaning of the term “Globalism” by simply assuming that it is a synonym for “world government” and naively believe that their liberal notion of “nationalism” is the only way to fight globalism. It is important to understand that the term “Globalism” is more accurately understood and defined as “A secular liberal world order under the hegemony of the Atlanticist West”. This is to say that the entire world is made economically and socially servile to the domination of the liberal democratic states but especially the current regime of the American Empire which rules from Washington D.C.

The term “Nationalism” is also quite often used without proper understanding. Nationalism was an ideology that arose in the 18th century and was first used by Jacobin revolutionaries to overthrow the traditional orders of Medieval Europe. It is heavily tied to the Bourgeois “Nation-State” concept that was popularized after the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 at the conclusion of the German 30 years war. While “Nationalism” was also later used by genuine anti-liberals for their respective political causes, it is important to understand that the original usage of this political ideology was for the cause of propagating liberalism and secular humanist values and principles. Nationalism, therefore, as originally championed by the Jacobins, was a movement that promoted secularism, democracy, egalitarianism among the “enlightened”, liberal science, universal suffrage, capitalism, and individual human rights. What this means is that the original nationalism of the Jacobins was actually nothing more than the original springboard for Globalism. If one claims to oppose Globalism today, one can not fight Globalism as an orthodox nationalist. One must be willing to revise one’s own presuppositions and views regarding the nation and produce instead a revised nationalism free of the liberal dogmas of “unconditional national sovereignty” and “unconditional right of self-determination”. Indeed, such static concepts are only espoused by liberals who seek to undermine an enemy power by encouraging this type of nationalism among outgroups or by naive simpletons who champion liberal values towards their own ingroups while believing they are “fighting Globalism”.


Categories: Geopolitics

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